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Ford Escape Falls Short in IIHS Crash Tests

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April 4, 2018—One of the nation’s most popular compact SUVs was rated “poor” in a round of tests of seven of the family vehicles to gauge their ability to protect passengers in a major crash, reported USA Today.

The 2018 Ford Escape had the worst safety rating of smaller sport utility models put through front passenger-side crash evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the report.

Both the 2018 Escape and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, which had a “marginal” rating, had airbags that didn’t deploy in the crash.

The top safety scores of "good" went to the 2018 models of the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Jeep Compass, BMW X1 and Mitsubishi Outlander.

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